(Coniferous Trees will be posted in a few days.
Most deciduous trees are hardwoods with broad leaves which are shed in the fall. These trees remain dormant during the winter and they provide the best woods for a fire. Hardwoods burn clean and slowly and leave lots of good hot coals.
For a handy reference to the best-known hardwood and softwood trees, following is a compiled list showing the general areas in the United States where they may be found.
Alder, red-Pacific coast
Apple-east; central; northern; southern
Ash-east; central; southern
Aspen-Rocky Mountain; northern
Beech-east; central; northern
Cottonwood-Pacific coast; Rocky Mountains; east, central, southern
Gum, black-east, central, southern
Gum, red-east; central; southern
Mahogany, mountain-Rocky Mountain
Maple, big leaf-pacific coast
Maple, red-east; central; northern
Oak-east; central; northern; southern
Poplar-east; central; southern